The Role of Defense Attorneys in Law Enforcement


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Who is represented by the defense attorney?

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1. In the American justice system, what presumption is always made about the defendant?

2. What constitutional right is guaranteed to you by the Sixth Amendment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Defense attorneys are advocates who protect the rights of individuals during investigations by law enforcement officials and at court proceedings. This quiz and worksheet review some of the fundamental aspects of the role of a defense attorney.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz on defense attorneys is to assess your knowledge on the following topics:

  • The primary function and duty of a defense attorney
  • The definition of burden of proof
  • Constitutional guarantees for defendants

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the sixth amendment, defense attorneys, and burden of proof
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about defense attorneys and understand the concepts that define their responsibilities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ways defense attorneys assist people who have been charged with crimes

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, The Role of Defense Attorneys & Law Enforcement. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • Define Miranda rights
  • List the responsibilities defense lawyers have toward their clients
  • Explain how defense attorneys uphold core judicial principles